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2019 Upcoming Regional Programs

The Tri River Area belongs to Colorado State University’s Western Region of Extension.  As a region, we partner with many different Extension Agent’s and outside organizations to promote quality programming and educational opportunities.  Although the below Programs/Classes may not be directly facilitated by one of our area agents, we know that these programs can benefit our communities in tremendous ways!

Please feel free to contact the facilitator’s listed with each event to discuss registration and comments in regards to these exciting, upcoming events.


Living With Drought

January 15th, in Loma, CO at the Loma Sales Barn, 5:30-7:30pm

Arizona rancher, Wink Crigler, shares lessons from a drier state. Learn about adapting to aridity, experience with wildfires, & working with agencies to accomplish goals and increase flexibility in your operation.

Workshop is FREE, however, preregistration is suggested as dinner will be provided! Please RSVP your attendance with Retta at 970-988 -0043 or by
Jan 10th, 2019


The Drought Resilient Ranch Workshop Series – Learn from this drought & prepare for the next!

Wednesdays ~ January 16th, 23rd, & 30th from 5:30pm to 7pm, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds, Event Hall , 1001, Railroad Ave, Rifle, CO 81650

Join your neighbors & CSU Extension for this 3 class series. Hear from fellow ranchers on drought management, strategize on actions, and connect with resources to accomplish projects.

Dinner included with RSVP by Jan 11; travel reimbursement and free forage test available for those who attend all three sessions. Drop ins welcome, but can’t guarantee food. Please RSVP with Retta Bruegger, CSU Extension, (970) 988-0043 or


Past Programs

2019 Ag Outlook & Strategy Forums ~ Canceled due to low preregistration

January 17th, at the Delta, CO Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 10am-3pm

$15 per person. Preregistration REQUIRED by January 11th

Financial Management Strategies Seminar ~ Canceled due to low preregistration

January 16th, in Grand Junction, CO at the Grand Vista Hotel, 9am-3:30pm

$25 per person. Preregistration REQUIRED by January 11th


2019 Basic Ag Marketing Lunch & Learn – Webinar Series

Tuesday’s in January, Noon-2pm

The Basic Ag Marketing Webinar is meant to be an introductory course covering the mechanics of cash, futures, and options markets. This webinar is designed to meet the needs of agriculture producers who are new to commodity marketing and are looking for techniques to improve the prices they receive for their crops and livestock.

The webinar format is interactive and will allow for live questions. Each webinar session will be recorded for re-view if you miss a session or for additional viewing to clarify concepts.

  • January 8th – Cash Markets, Basis
  • January 15th – Using the Futures Market to Manage Price Risk
  • January 22nd – Using the Options Market to Manage Price Risk
  • January 29th – Price Seasonality, Selecting a Broker, Pre & Post Harvest Market Planning

Preregistration is REQUIRED
DEADLINE Jan. 1st, 2019
Cost is $20 Individual
$50 Group Site
Space is limited to 100 individuals and 30 group sites
To register go to: